Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced to Knesset Members on Tuesday that Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot by a Palestinian assailant in an attempted assassination almost two weeks ago, has regained consciousness.
"You're the first I want to share my joy with," Edelstein said in the plenum. "A second ago I stepped away to speak with Yehuda Glick, who has been breathing on his own for the past two hours and wished to speak to me."
Glick served as the spokesman for the Immigration and Absorption Ministry when Edelstein was the minister, and the two have remained close friends.
Edelstein said Glick told him that he is now off the respirator. "I know many speakers [at the Knesset] have wished him health in recent days," Edelstein said. "The wishes expressed by many of you worked."
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Glick was shot outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center last Wednesday night by a gunman on a motorcycle. His suspected assailant, Muataz Hijazi, 32, of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Tor, was subsequently shot by police.